Jaisalmer District Urban Part, with population of about 89 thousand is Rajasthan's the 3rd least urban populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Jaisalmer district urban part is 70 km2 and it is the 8th smallest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1265 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Jaisalmer Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 65 thousand and Pokaran Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of about 24 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Jaisalmer and Pokaran Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 89 thousand people, among them about 49 thousand (55%) are male and about 40 thousand (45%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jaisalmer district urban part is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 17 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Jaisalmer district urban part is 1265 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 89,025 74,123 9,746 5,156 12,936
Male 49,261 41,301 5,221 2,739 6,876
Female 39,764 32,822 4,525 2,417 6,060

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 0% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 803 in Muslims are 880 and in Sikhs are 432

Religion wise population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 89,025 79,585 8,065 387 441 43 304 5 195
Male 49,261 44,140 4,289 237 308 23 156 2 106
Female 39,764 35,445 3,776 150 133 20 148 3 89

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 16.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 76 thousand. Female population growth rate of the district is 18.3% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.1%. General caste population has increased by 14.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 53.2% and child population has decreased by -1.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.5% 14.1% 20.6% 53.2% -1.3%
Male 15.1% 13.6% 14.3% 47.3% -2.5%
Female 18.3% 14.8% 28.7% 60.5% -0%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 807 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 795, in schedule caste is 867 and in schedule tribe is 882. There are 881 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 22 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General SC ST Child
Change 22 9 98 72 21
2011 807 795 867 882 881
2001 785 786 769 810 860

Literacy

Total about 59 thousand people in the district are literate, among them about 37 thousand are male and about 22 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jaisalmer is 78%. 87% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Male Female
Change 5.0% 2.9% 8.1%
2011 78% 87.4% 66.2%
2001 73% 84.5% 58.1%

Workers profile

Jaisalmer has 35% (about 31 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 10% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jaisalmer

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.7% 30.7% 3.9% 65.3%
Male 54.9% 50.6% 4.3% 45.1%
Female 9.6% 6.2% 3.5% 90.4%